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Donald Trump opens up about his weight to celebrity physician Dr. Oz

He released the results of a recent medical on the TV show.

Source: DoctorOz/YouTube

DONALD TRUMP HAS told US TV show Dr. Oz that he would like to “drop 15-20 pounds” as the candidate released more details about his health.

Trump released lab results from a recent medical examination, with his personal doctor stating that the Republican presidential candidate “is in excellent physical health.”

The 70-year-old, who is 6’3″ (1.9m) tall and weighs 236 lb (107 kg), would be the oldest person ever elected as president.

During the broadcast, Trump presented the celebrity host with the results and teased the crowd with the results before taking them from his top pocket.

Trump’s long-time doctor Harold Bornstein had written a one page letter which said that his liver and thyroid functions are “all within the normal range.”

The letter also lists Trump’s cholesterol, triglycerides, blood sugar and blood pressure results.

“He takes a lipid lowering agent (rosuvastatin) and a low dose aspirin. He does not use tobacco products or alcohol,” the doctor’s note added.

Bornstein said there was no history in Trump’s family of premature cardiac or neoplastic disease, which includes all kinds of cancers and abnormal growths.

Source: DoctorOz/YouTube

He noted that Trump had been hospitalised only once, for an appendectomy when he was 11 years old, and that his parents lived into their late 80s and 90s.

The doctor said results from an electrocardiogram and chest X-ray on 16 April were normal. A colonoscopy on July 11 revealed no polyps.

Laboratory results show cholesterol well in the normal range.

Speaking about his weight, Trump said he felt it was a little too high:

If I had one thing I’d like to lose weight. It’s tough because of the way I live but the one thing I would like to do is to drop 15 to 20 pounds.

Until now Trump had released only four, gushing paragraphs on his health, written by Bornstein, in which his doctor claimed he’d be the ”healthiest ever” president.

During the interview, Trump said that standing at a podium delivering his rally speeches is one of the ways he stays healthy on the campaign trail.

Trump was also asked about reproductive health and he said that he feels women should be able to obtain birth control without a prescription.

He told Dr. Oz that some women “just aren’t in a position to go get a prescription” and that they shouldn’t have to.

With reporting from © – AFP 2016 and the Associated Press  

Read: Clinton all smiles after pneumonia drama as Trump prepares to release his health records >

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